Thursday, August 30

A few things .....


In no particular order .......

I'm loving this ......



...... my friend sent me this picture as she knows I like coffee and monkeys and muffins (I'm still waiting for that to arrive). I'm thinking of taking this photo in to Coffee#1 next time we go (today hopefully) and asking if they can recreate it. On the other hand, I don't want to upset them as they may ditch the RaWCC muffin again. And nobody wants me attempting to bake muffins at home again.


Why oh why is it taking me so long to finish this?

Given the size of the HP range you'd have thought it would have flown off my needles. Could it be that :-

  • a) I've lost my monkey mojo (please God, no!)
  • b) I've eaten too many jam creams and my fingers have become too pudgy to finish the sewing-up
  • c) RGH keeps taking me out on day trips and distracting me in other cunning ways?

(It's hell)


Right. Well. I suppose I can put it off no longer - I've been waiting for it to get light enough to take a picture or two of the monkey back-pack draw - the moment you've all some of you have been waiting for .....





(for those of you not familiar with Mr Blobby ..... be glad, be very glad ..... or click here to be enlightened)

(Mr Blobby)

Oops, and there I go again, getting distracted from the task in hand. So without further ado, the winner of the exclusive Monkee Maker monkey back-pack made of knit is .................



Nia

So Nia, PLEASE could you email me a forwarding address at monkeemaker@yahoo.co.uk so that I can start to clear out the spare room, and sorry everyone else. Who knows, when this whole fiasco is a dim and distant memory maybe I'll attempt another, better monkey backpack.

But don't hold your breath.

17 comments:

paper-and-string said...

yay !! your monkey bag is going to the BEST monkey home ever !! I'm so excited and I didn't win !! lol !!
yippee!! well done Nia xxx

Bea said...

Congratulations Nia!! :D

Michaela said...

Surely that name is wrong. It should say Michaela. Bah fooey grotbags. Well done Nia, she says very grudgingly...

Nia said...

Wow- I'm in shock- what a wonderful surprise! This has really made my day. Thank you so much! xxx

Nia said...

P.S. I love the dressing gown!

michelle said...

Congratulations, Nia! You're so lucky!

Tracy said...

drat......
oh - and i have a confession.....
i am a fraud - the whole clock thingy is just a ploy to make folk think i am up at the crack of dawn cleaning, making stephen a packed lunch etc...
the truth is i have never set the clock on my blog and i now never rise before the end of gmtv.
heck - your monkey would have loved it here....
tracy x

Melissa said...

Alas, if only my name were Nia - congratulations! I guess I'll have to keep reading your blog to get my monkee fix. Love the cafe au singe.

Working Mom Knits said...

*moment of silence* It is a sad, sad day for the Callahan Family...Vaya con Dios, dear Monkee Backpack.

ps: anyone having a drawing for a Clifford The Big Red Dog, Bob the Builder, or Lightning McQueen backpack?

Marianne said...

Congratulations Nia, please do take good care of him !

P.S. want to trade a monkey for a bear ? See the last post on my blog
;-)

April said...

Shit.

April said...

No. Wait. That's not what I meant to say. I meant -

THANKS A HELL OF A LOT FOR STEALING MY MONKEE BACKPACK, NIA! YOU OL' POOPY NOSE.

There. That's really what I meant.

:)

Lucy Locket said...

I can't really come up with anything more appropriate to say than what April has said already. No hard feelings Nia - but he SHOULD HAVE BEEN MINE! I'm just going to pop over to your blog to check he is going to a good home (and to be nosey!)

Zoebert said...

Dope! So close and yet so far...
Congratulations Nia.

P.S. No need to butter her up- she already said you can have the Monkee...the Monkee we all wanted...

P.P.S - Just kidding - baout the butter part. We Do All Still Want The Monkee!

sa said...

ooooh! is wire a crucial ingredient I need in my monkee? I'm studying your expert monkee building closely! So far I've got a tummy and a bum knitted!

Lucy Locket said...

Ok - can't find an email address so I am going to have to be rude to you here instead (make a change from normal!!!! or not?)

You are delusional - definitely too much wine - me take pictures of my blog? No way! How can you say such a thing?

Ok, I'll admit it - I was there, albeit briefly, and I even liked the photos - but they were 10 years and 3 stone younger/lighter so I would have been deluding you all! In fact I decided that I couldn't give out ALL of the loveliness of Dot over the internet - I wanted to keep some of it just for us! Does that make sense? Probably not. Probably because I've had too much wine too!

monda-loves said...

I love reading your blog, it makes me laugh a lot :o)

and in answer to your question, yes of course you can enter the freebie comp on my blog as many times as you like

Monda
x